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Sep 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
of which is "haunting legacy: vietnam and the american legacy from four to obama." he is a brookings scholar as well as a fellow of george washington university. a great line up a lot of expertise. we are looking for to hearing from them. we will turn it over to you for questions. >> peter has written the most important book in the country on robotics and the future of warfare. we hope our moderator will not be shy as we get these questions on technologies and other matters from you very shortly. we thank you for being here as well. instead of going to the redskins parade or playing hooky on the golf course on this gorgeous afternoon. today in september 10. tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. a brief word just to thank all those who have done so much to hold our country together and protect it in the last few years, including not only the men and women in uniform -- certainly them -- but also get first responders were making their communities work, as well as our allies. it is a day of remembrance, and thank yous. i want to say a couple of broad points about how to think about obama
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
barack obama during the 2008 election and he continues in that role today. welcome to all of you. thank you for being here. i will turn things over to ron and joe. >> can everybody hear me out there? year ago. bill, do you want to join us? that way he does now have to talk back and forth between us. joel, i appreciate coming. >> good to be here. >> this is a follow up on a conversation we had last week in tampa with ron kaufman when we talk a little bit about race and politics. it made a little bit of news. this is something you and i have talked about over the years and we have agreed to disagree. do you think the president's race is the factor at all in this election? >> we talked a lot about it in 2008. president obama, when he was running in 2008 said, " i won't win this election because i am african-american and i won't lose this race because i am african-american parco i think that was true then and i think it is true today. there is a lot the on in this country coming in this world, they are concerned about. this election is about big things in their lives. he has been present fo
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 10:30am EDT
machine, and was taking on john mccain. at that point the obama posters were fresh and new, hadn't faded yet. to some degree we're going to be remind the of the 2008. the comparisons will be made. i don't think there's going to be the same excitement in the convention hall for barack obama that there was last time around. people are going to be asking why that is, and it's going to have something to do with the obama record. it's going to have something to do with the way he's conducted his presidency. that's something democrats are going to have to explain. >> 30 seconds. >> the president was not challenged in the primaries. a new president seeking re-election. if he wins, he will be for the second time truly historic. the last time we elected with an employment rate above as it raying raying. it dropped continuously the year before. a plummet raise has not dropped. it's ticked upped in recent months. if president obama winds, it will be because of demographic shifts, his ability to persuade voters. it's better than the alternative. be historic. >> we will see you both in charlotte. c-s
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
of ohio. president obama with a five piont lead. president clinton hinting an arm of al qaeda was behind the attacks. a wall street journal stories says companies are changing how health care will be a provided to their employees. they will give their workers a fixed amount of money and allow them to choose their own medical company. consumer spending saw the largest rise in 2011 suggesting customers are spending more at restaurants, clothing, and for health care. we will look at what the labor department found out. but we want to talk to you about your spending habits as they stand today. are you spending more, and if you are tell us why. if you want to reach out to us on social media, @cspanwj for twitter. you can always send us an e- mail. here is a story yesterday and "the wall street journal." the labor department said all areas rose last year. we will see a little bit more of the breakdown of what the labor department found out. as far as your spending habits are concerned, we are interested in getting a gauge on where you are at. give us a call and tell us why. again, on social me
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
and the economy followed by tim snyder a bloomberg news and his story on the result of present obama's pledged to start a green revolution. the u.s. ambassador to libya was killed along with embassy staffers. congress continues its brief work in washington. in chicago, the teachers' strike enters its third day with no agreement. we would like to hear from you this morning, whether you think teachers should be allowed to strike. we have special phone lines. if you are agitator, which include teachers and administrators, call. if you are a parent, call. and all other callers can read us.reach you can also find us online. send us a tweet. you can also find us on facebook. we are also on e-mail. let's take a look at the latest on the chicago teachers strike. this is the front page of the chicago tribune -- the national papers are also covering this story today. we're asking you this morning if you think educators should be allowed to strike? do you see their jobs as too valuable? the class room too important to be put at risk by strikes? or do you see it as an important way they can exercise their
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama is back on the campaign trail this week with visits to nevada and colorado. tomorrow, his other grass-roots campaign event in las vegas. we will be live with the president starting at 8:25 eastern on c-span2. former president bill clinton campaigned for president obama in miami on tuesday, part of it today trip to florida. he campaigned in orlando on wednesday. from florida international university, this is 40 minutes. >> let's give lieutenant carroll another hand. [applause] i want to thank all the people who spoke before me because represent something good about america and the acting president obama has tried to support -- all those who spoke before me represent something good about america and i think something president obama has tried to support. all of these people present the idea of citizenship and service. i want to thank joe garcia for being here, all of the other elected officials. the obama campaign volunteers. and the president of fiu. [applause] this school, vicky thousand strong -- 50,000 strong, is the largest number of graduates from diverse racial and et
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
has been stolen directly because of tim geithner and a barack obama. the a immediate result of that is china will no longer -- we will have to go back into afghanistan with armed consultants to mine lithium from afghanistan. the good news is for liberals, it has also destroyed 50% of the wealth of mitt romney. it has destroyed 50% of the wealth for george bush. now they have decided to continue this destruction of american wealth on a month by month basis. it is like pulling a pint of blood out every month. sooner or later you will run out of wealth and the blood. host: thank you. a comment related to wealth of households. our final hour this morning we will be looking at the new annual survey from the census department looking at the net wealth of american households, tracing it over time to see how american families are fearing in these post recessionary days. next is debbiek, a democrat. caller: the previous caller is exactly right. our wealth has dropped 50%. the valley of my house has dropped 75%. my eye are a dropped 50%. it was not barack obama that put these horrible
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
and president obama. we want to get your thoughts on that this morning. who do you trust on foreign policy in campaign 2012. the numbers are on your screen. you can get in touch with us via social media -- host: we will take a look at an article by james kitfield in "the national journal." he will be our guest later in the airport. the election is a test of competing world views. this is from the august 27 edition. now, regarding governor running romney -- we will look at some points of conflict regarding different areas around the globe but let's go to the phones. our first call regarding campaign 2012 -- who do you trust on foreign policy? our first call comes from south carolina, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. i trust president obama. mitt romney wants to go to war again with by ren and we don't need another war. -- with iran and we don't need another war. obama has done everything he can as president. we had a national tragedy and he wants to politicize it. i don't trust mitt romney. he wants to go to war again. i love with the president is doing. people wanted freedo
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
security when they come back into town. >> there has been talk that president obama might look at cyber security through an executive order. >> yesand during his -- in the party platform at the democratic convention that was hinted at a, that he could go that route. and the white house as either an executive order or some type of executive action is still in the cards. the lobby watching that, too. >> gaupham nagesh of ceq, anything to add to that? >> sure, there is a draft of the order out there. there is steadily discussion of what it would look like. it is not dissimilar to the final version of the senate bill, which was essentially voluntary public-private councils that would be implemented as standard and as best practices. and what standards could be implemented during question because this is not legislation. it would be an executive program and the authorities are more limited. the real question is whether the industry would go along. some wood. -- would. there are some that would be open to this, especially if there is some fourth information open about cyber security threats.
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
on this monday, september 17, 2012. president obama traveled to ohio today to continue touting his efforts for the u.s. auto industry. he will make an official complaint with the world trade organization alleging china is undercutting the american automobile industry. former massachusetts governor mitt romney takes its campaign to california today to speak? the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. the anti-muslim video sparking debate in this country and others about whether government can or should control internet content. we want to get your take on that question this morning. the white house asked google to review its policy on the video. some calling it an unusual step and perhaps unprecedented from the u.s. government. what are your thoughts on best? -- on this? tweet. a or contact us on facebook. or e-mail us. here is the front page of the business section of the new york times this morning. a similar article was also in the washington post on sunday -- excuse me, on friday. harold is a democrat in ohio. should the government be controlling content on the web? caller: i don't think so
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
the government running until march 27, 2013. in presidential news, president obama and the milwaukee for a campaign rally. michelle obama speaking in washington tonight. to find out more information you can go to our c-span website, our campaign 2012 site, you can find out affirmation about those events. our topic for the first 45 minutes, take a look at the topic of medicare. paul ryan of last night talking about it at the aarp. and president obama mentioned it as part of his campaign. we are looking at voters in 55 years or older. we want to get your thoughts this morning specifically to the topic of medicare. more specifically, who do you trust, president obama or mitt romney when it comes to how they handle medicare issues? here is how you can contact us. two lines/two regions. -- two lines divided by two regions. who do you trust on medicare? "washington post" has a right up when it comes to this topic. here is the headline. the article references the white house, or at least those running to the white house when it comes to medicare. paul ryan in front of the aarp, here is a bi
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 12:30am EDT
support. we want to deserve a victory. here is the problem. president obama and too many politicians like him in washington, they are more worried about their next election than they are worried about the next generation. [applause] we need leadership. you have mark here. that man is a great leader. send him back to help us fix the mess in washington. we have entrepreneurs in this country that built this country. by the way, john phillips, we are here at your business. you know what? you built this business. [applause] the government does not get the credit for that. you know, the president gave a big speech last night. well, just hear me out. look. president obama is not a bad guy. no. president obama is not a bad guy. he is good at giving great speeches. he is just really bad at creating jobs. [applause] here is the problem. when you think that the road to success and prosperity is more borrowing, more spending, more taxing, more regulating, a government-centered society with a government-run economy, these are the kinds of results that we get. if we want the next four years to be any d
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
talking about his policies, which basically, president obama and the minority here, even with some significant modifications to accommodate the other side are prepared to move forward on. let's really -- i think, heed the advice he gave this country six nights ago and move forward with these policies. mr. tonko: representative courtney, you talk about that event and when he made that presentation, he did a long-term review and shorter focus over the last couple of years, last term, first term of president obama. but when he talked about the track record over the last decade -- he talked about 28 years of republican leadership versus 24 years of democratic leadership, and he talked about the outcome and jobs. and said that under the republican watch, 22 million jobs were created, under the democratic watch, 42 million. he said let's look at the record. let's check the scorecard and did the short-term outcome of the president obama administration, talking about the number of jobs created and gave a zero to what the republicans were advancing in the house. it's pretty obvious that the
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, as dictated by president obama down pennsylvania avenue, if they want to work a budget together and we can work these things out together, we can come back in a heartbeat. we'll be ready to go. but we saw with that supercommittee, just as i predicted in july of last year, they didn't want an agreement. apparently my friend talking in the last hour didn't know but pat toomey's made a proposal that would have caused more tax that is had to be paid by the wealthiest in the nation. that are already the top 18%, pay 39% of the taxes. well, if they get 39% of the income, they should. but they only get 13% income. but they wanted to pay more. here is a proposal in good faith by republicans we'll raise revenue, and it was reported here locally that, gee, some of the democrats said this may do the trick. we may get to an agreement now. this is great. thanks for doing this. we can reach an agreement. then they go away and must have talked to harry reid and president obama and you can see the game plan. you got to go back and tell them we are not going to reach an agreement because our best help for
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the president called again. in very difficult moments, president obama asked him to come back to national service. being the patriot that he is, he did. he left the school and went back to afghanistan as america's ambassador in a moment when we were beginning yet another transition period this afternoon, we have been very blessed to have him come to carnegie to make this stop but his return from afghanistan. he will speak to us about what the transition in that country holds, what the prospects are at why afghanistan still matters to the united states. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the man -- ryan crocker. [applause] >> thank you, ashley. i think. ashley notes that before it went to pakistan in 2004, he very generously spent much of a day with me. to give me some perspectives on part of the world with which i was not very familiar . my career leaned toward the west. pakistan clearly was a different phenomenon. i have always been grateful for that. i am particularly grateful for the fact that the depth and range of your briefing, i can't read ever
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 9:30pm EDT
and think about you every day. >> and my sister-in-law. [bell rings] >> on tuesday morning, president obama, first lady michelle obama, and the white house staff gathered on the south lawn of the white house for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. [bell rings] [playing "taps"] >> and the pentagon held its own memorial service on tuesday. president obama, defense secretary leon panetta, and joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey took part in the ceremony, honoring those injured in the attack. >> good morning. thank you for being here. we offer a special welcome to the family and friends of those we lost 11 years ago today. one of them was a chief warrant officer. his bench 67 than from the far right.-- seventh in from the far right. he served as a marine in vietnam, flying helicopters. joined the army national guard as a medivac pilot. he was loved by his students and moved by his deep commitment to them. one student said, he opened up my eyes and by heart to the world. many others became teachers, nurses, firefighters. bill retired from the classroom and re
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
defensive statement by president obama than to say, finally, he didn't mention it in two state of the union speeches, climate change is not a hoax. that's a real aggressive statement. that would have made teddy roosevelt proud and jimmy carter. you don't have a political infrastructure on capitol hill and many state legislatures. they are running away from the issue. not time to talk about why, but they are running away from the issue. they're not even criticizing nuclear power. they're cutting deals. not talking about a carbon tax, which corporate knights has written about and in the current issue. those are the three outcries that are necessary. and the never more capable technology and recent breakthroughs on solar and wind power are very impressive and becoming a worldwide industry. and the physical manifestations of our environmental crisis, drought and horrendous storms, certainly are perceived as dangerous by everybody who's affected by them. so we live in a peculiar situation of great opportunity and capability, but not great mobilization with the usual exceptions. i don't usually d
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. president obama and firstly, michelle obama, will observe a moment of silence at 8:35 eastern time, the same time when flight 11 struck the tower. there is a shot of the pentagon this morning with a flag draped over that building. meanwhile, mitt romney will be speaking at the national guard's annual conference. flags across washington today are at half mast to mark the anniversary. there are hearings on capitol hill. on the house side they will take a look at preventing terrorists from entering united states. "usa today" on their front page "as time passes." it says here -- host: p.j., a democrat, new jersey. you are up first. caller: i see this event as a different thing. i look at it from an engineering standpoint. this is the first time that steele has ever been melted by fire outside of a blast furnace. there was a tremendous chance to study this event that was not allowed. host: all right, virginia. parker, independent line. good morning. caller: we should be honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. and we should
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 10:30am EDT
on the frc action scorecards for the 112th congress, voting to defund obama care and planned parenthood. [applause] he is a devoted father and husband. married to his wife, kelly, over 21 years. together they have the joy of raising three teenage boys, william, duncan, and robert. amidst a busy schedule, he regularly volunteers to coach their baseball, babble -- basketball teams. please join me from the great state of texas -- kentucky. well, his dad is from texas. and they bonet both stand for protecting the constitution of which i am extremely grateful. please welcome senator rand paul! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> can you believe the democrats had trouble getting god into the platform? sounds like there wasn't much dissension from this group. she said she wanted $100. she wrote a letter, she said i want $100. she sent it to the president. the president said, that's cute. he said, send the little girl $5. the little girl got it. $5. the parents don't always write a thank you, so she did. she said, dear god, thank you for the $5. but next time, don't send it through washingtonment they
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 1:20pm EDT
cable satellite corp. 2012] >> today, our coverage continues with remarks from president obama at a campaign rally in milwaukee. it is one month before early voting begins in wisconsin. see that rally live today at 6:40 p.m. eastern here on c- span. right after that, first lady michelle obama delivers remarks at the congressional black caucus foundation awards dinner here in washington. 7:30 p.m. eastern also on c- span. >> i think there are a lot of anti-obama books out there and a fair amount of books defending the president. i wanted to write a book to describe an answer of the most important question. as a look at barack obama character. here is a guy who has very little executive experience. his entire life is at the committee table in the illinois state house or u.s. senate or in various meetings, but he is never the guy in the front of the room deciding or making the hard calls. said in may, he is in the most -- suddenly, he is president of the united states, leader of the free world. how does he do it? how does he make decisions? how does he govern? >> and investigative
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 3:44pm EDT
. with a greater emphasis on a broader range of u.s. power, president obama succeeded in laying a new foundation for leadership in the world. nowhere do you see this more clearly than the commitment to the area that you focus on for the remainder of my remarks, the development in poverty and prosperity. the presiden was unapologetic, putting to rest the old myth that development is near charity. rejecting the notion that they were condemned by the gains in human developments. as such, the national security strategy recognizes development in the moral, strategic, and economic imperatives. on that day he announced the new u.s. global development policy. the premise is on the conviction that the ultimate goal of foreign assistance and development is to create the conditions with the assistance are no longer needed. focusing on helping these broad base -- is broadbased economic growth, prioritizing the empowerment of women and girls as critical in itself, as central to achieve a broader development objectives, including new approaches to harness the capacity of more sectors, including the private se
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
obama, if re-elected, do you find him philosophically inclined to do this? >> well, i'm not sure about that. what happened last summer doesn't give me much confidence that he has that intent and capability. when we had the long, drawn-out negotiations on the debt ceiling matter, i wasn't happy with his performance there. >> can you explain why. >> because he would not budge. the norks were -- negotiations were not fruitful. i think mainly because he insisted on the tax increases that he knew we couldn't go on with. >> and your side was willing to negotiate? >> i'm sorry? >> your side was willing to negotiate? >> sure we were willing. in fact, the speaker was on -- was discussing with the president several times, and norks broke down, according -- negotiations broke down, according spot speaker, when the president insisted on a knew huge new crop of increases. >> do you think ryan -- paul ryan has done a good job talking about this issue? i have been startled to hear more criticism of president obama for cutting $760 billion from medicare than an informative sort of discussion about the
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2012 1:00am EDT
is the single best model for that. so our >> president obama is saying at the white house as the u.s. would work with the libyan government to bring justice to those who killed ambassador chris stevens and the other three americans. the administration is investigating whether the assault was a planned terrorist right to mark the anniversary of 9/11, or spontaneous attack brought on by anger over a youtube video. in four weeks, the first of the presidential debates, live on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. watch and engage. coming up, rallies with president obama in las vegas and paul ryan in wisconsin. >> on thursday's "washington journal," co-host of the radio show, tavis smiley and cornell west, will discuss the issue of poverty and a presidential race. we will talk to congressman scott garrett about the economy, and a look at reactions to the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. washington journal begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> up until the battle of antietam, the confederates were honor roll. because expectations in the south, even in the north and abroad were that lee
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
insurance, the reason why i am leaning toward obama -- and i really do not know what obamacare is, but from what i understand ifrom mitt romney, he doesn't believe in any care. my husband has high blood pressure. he was not a mechanic ever insurance we went to, and he could not pass the physical. the insurance company would not injure him. i tried to buy him insurance. as soon as he said he was employed independent, nobody would injure him. that is my big issue. when people have worked their whole lives and they get sick, we should be able to buy insurance. host: dr. makary, what role -- and if you want to address her specific point, that is fine, but what role do the insurance companies play in this unaccountableness, as you call it? guest: we have had no good ways to measure the quality of health care. the insurance companies have been eager to get into the business of looking at performance and use it as a way to pay hospitals and doctors. the problem is, we have not had a good measure until now. there is a very exciting revolution taking place in medical care now. it is in medicare webs
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
working together. that is why it was president obama who restore the cuts that is why it was president obama who restore the cuts in the small business administration program to make loans to small businesses and to put america on the side of small business again. that is why it was president obama who gave dozens of tax cuts to america's small businesses and because he believes we have to do this together. let me talk about the economy. the other night, i said the republican case against the president was will let him a mass, he did not fix it all, fire him, put us all back in. [laughter] his case is i stopped the slide into depression, i laid the foundation for the long road to recovery, we have begun it, and we have the building blocks of the modern, new, different economy. [applause] i believe it is important every american decide whether i was right when i said i believe that the economy sustained so much damage -- keep identified in the quarter that is the three months period before the president took office, the economy strong -- shrunk 9%. we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. t
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. we voted 32 times to repeal obamacare. obama does care more than i can say for some. we had time for voting to repeal obamacare 32 times, but didn't have any time to offer serious fixes to the economy. and i just want to mention that president obama, to his credit, has done, i think great and excellent work in offering solutions. they simply have been ignored. it's really kind of sad when you think about the fact that the president has offered real serious and important solutions to the problems of the nation and yet they really have not been seriously addressed. for example, the president called us all here and talked about the american jobs act. this is a great piece of legislation. but you know, mr. speaker, we never even had a vote on it. we never even had an opportunity to say who wants the american jobs act. it was simply something that the republican majority in the house wouldn't even address. the fact is, there were great ideas in this bill. and i want to talk about those ideas, because i think they would really do a lot of good. it includes a national infrastructure, a
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. under the leadership of president obama and the international community, the united nations has put them under some of the strongest sanctions today. oil exports have been correct. the iranian economy has been hit hard. it does have an effect on the economy. we must face the truth. sanctions have not stopped iran's nuclear program. according to the international atomic energy agency, during the last year alone, iran has doubled the number of energy uses in its underground nuclear facility. at this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs, and that is by placing a clear nucleare on iran's weapons program. [applause] red lines do not lead to war. they prevent war. look at nato's charter. it made clear that an attack on one member country would be considered an attack on all. new's redlined helps keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century -- red lines have helped keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century. and help preserve the peace for decades. it is the failure to place red lines that has often invited aggression. if it were dr
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
that they have not gone away and we have to continue to rely on them. host: does president obama deserve credit for what some of his critics have said, following bush's strategy on the wrort or fighting al qaeda? >> as i said, keeping pressure on the core al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan have been successful. some of the other techniques being used around the world have been successful. i think it's a different -- not knowing this personally, but i think when you step into the oval office and you have responsiblity for keeping the american people safe, some of the things you may have said on the campaign trail may have to fadeaway. so, i have disagreements with a variety of things, this administration has done in this area. but, i think the things they've continued, despite campaign promises has been helpful. >> this is a recent headline in the washington post. u.s. to designate the haqqani network. what is that and what is the threat? guest: based in the tribal area of pakistan and transits between afghanistan and pakistan. they are some of the most deadly fighters. they are responsible fo
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 3:51pm EDT
is barack obama? >> the best way to describe its as the -- it is the viral heart of the internet. a discussion with buzzfeed editor on "q & a." >> the house passed a defense sequestration bill that would provide -- require the president to provide cuts in defense set to expire in january. this is one hour, 20 minutes. mr. speaker, you know, under current law there will be a $110 billion across-the-board cuts known as sequester that will be imposed on this country on january 2, 2013, resulting in a 10% reduction in the department of defense programs and an 8% reduction in certa domestic programs as well. in may of this year the house passed a bill to deal with this, that was the sequester replacement reconciliation act. and what this legislation would do, it would replace that sequester for 2013 with commonsense spendinguts and reforms. unfortunately we have seen a lack of leadership both over in the senate and at the white house. the senate failed to act on this legislation. the senate, where all goodills go to die, sooo with this, or in any sequester replacement bill. so today t
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
eight years later, president obama was handed a greater than $1 trillion deficit, the largest in history, an economic collapse the likes of which this country hadn't experienced since the great depression, and a situation where jobs were being lost at a rate of 750,000 per month. more than 4 million jobs had been lost in the six months before he took office, another 4 plus-million would be lost in the few months after he was sworn into office. the policies being promoted by the other side are the policies that were in place leading up to the great recession. the president believes that we need to continue along with the kinds of policies that invest in education, invest in clean energy, invest in research and development, and deal with our fiscal challenges in a balanced way -- protect and build the middle class of the united states. and that's what you're hearing him talk about all around the country. >> so does the president blame republicans for the unemployment rate still above 8 percent? >> it's not about blaming. we know that the country was in economic free fall when he took offic
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Sep 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the one i'd seen because the title was "obama votes against israel". this is an article dated may 29, 2010. and it points out in the article that the white house sided with israel's enemies, something that this nation didn't normally do, and basically demanding that israel disclose all their nukes. well, those who study the bible, biblical history, may recall that king hezekiah was a very good king in israel and things went pretty well but isiah was sent to confront hezekiah about what he had done with visiters who had come from babylon. and god knew what had been done but isiah asked and hezekiah explained and this is the new paraphrase version, but in essence he said, you know, all these wonderful leaders came over from babylon, so i showed them all of our treasure and if you get into the strict interpretations, translation, he basically says, i showed them our armory, all of our defenses. and isiah points out, you fool, you're going to lose the country because you've done this. no matter what point in history you are, when a nation shows all its defenses to its enemies that information
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Sep 14, 2012 1:00am EDT
. he urged speaker boehner to abandon the grand bargain talks with president obama. "the new york times" reported in 2011, "ryan appealed to representative cantor to cut off negotiations between the speaker and the white house because he didn't feel the terms of the emerging agreement adhered strictly enough to his conservative principles and the deal might politically benefit president obama." so, it is not a secret that the ryan budget both hurts the middle class and does nothing for deficit reduction. the only people who would benefit are the very wealthy, and god bless them. they're doing well in america, but as recent statistics just showed, they're the only people gaining income. and one other thing i'd like to add about mr. ryan here: he seems like a nice man, nice family, but his recent speeches have just been so revealing, and he did the same thing yesterday once again showing he has learned nothing from the mistakes he's made in the last few weeks. when it comes to the big debates facing our country, paul ryan either has an extremely poor memory or has a tendency to play fast
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and president obama meet in the first presidential debate, moderated by jim lehrer of "the newshour." what can engage with c-span, including our live previous at 7:00 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9:00, and after the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it was obvious the killing of four americans at a u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist attack. he also said more attacks on american soldiers by afghan soldiers are likely. the remarks came this afternoon with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> since the general dempsey just returned from the war front, we thought it would be worth making some comments on afghanistan -- since the general did see just returned from the war front -- since general dempsey just returned from the war front. i will invite general dempsey to share his comments as well. last week, we completed the drawdown of 33,000 surge forces that the president ordered to afghanistan in december 2009. as i said in announcing this milestone last week, it is clear that the su
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Sep 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
enforce the comprehensive sanctions to respond to this threat. signed, barack obama, the white house. . the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 773 for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 158, house resolution 773. resolved, that at any time after the adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declares the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill h.r. 5544, to authorize and expedite a land exchange involving the national -- involving national forest system land and the district of the superior national forest and certain other national forest system land in the state of minnesota as limited recreational and conservation resources and lands owned by the state of minnesota in trust for the public
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Sep 15, 2012 8:30pm EDT
for the first time, does it help your name is barack obama? >> the best way to describe it is the by role beating heart of the internet. >> son and a 8:00 on "q &a." >> andrew keen is the author of "digital vertigo: how today's online revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting." he sat down for a conversation about the internet at the technology policy institute's annual aspen forum. the audience is comprised of internet executives, regulators, and lobbyists. this is 40 minutes. >> thank you. we are your lunchtime entertainment today. i work for cnet, part of cbs. i live happily in the heart of silicon valley. andrew keen is a reliable curmudgeon who makes a living as a professional iconoclast. if it has been celebrated on cnet, the wonders of social networking, you can acount on andrew keen to reclaim my everyone else is wrong. he's convinced that 1960's counterculture has taken up residence in silicon valley's latest trends. he is looking for an ankle and has two books out a writ -- he is looking for an angle and has two books coming out. one of the quotes -- our privacy is s
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Sep 13, 2012 1:00pm EDT
receiving the most usaid over the past decade and president obama said he doesn't think we would consider egypt an ally. certain countries continue to serve as a safe haven for those who wish to cause harm to americans and tear down our fundamental principles of freedom and liberty. such actions merit repercussions, not a continued free flow of american tax dollars. when our nation has a debt of more than $16 trillion and people in my district in pennsylvania are struggling to find jobs to support their families, it is past time that we reconsider funding to people that wish harm on the united states. it is time to end the practice of appeasement and take a staunch position regarding libya, egypt, and others in order to ensure a more calculated approach. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from georgia reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, before yielding to my good friend and colleague, mr. mcgovern, three minutes from massachusetts, i would just urge my colleague from pennsylvania t
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